In general, all dogs are compatible with children, especially if they are trained correctly from a young age. But the fact is there are a number of breeds with traits that make them ideal for living with kids. Below is a list of 5 ideal dog breeds for children.


In addition to its size, suited to living in a modest-sized house, this breed has an energetic character that perfectly matches that of highly active children. This very intelligent, easy-to-train breed will become the perfect playmate. Furthermore, this kind of dog is very loyal to its family and has a happy, friendly character, especially with the younger members. Another point in its favour is this breed is not prone to health problems.

Golden Retriever

Like beagles, these dogs are very playful and affectionate. This makes them a great choice for families with kids, as playing together is a very positive activity for both. Although they are energetic dogs, they learn fast and are also very patient and friendly.


This breed is characterised by being particularly docile and obedient, and very well-suited to living with children. This is because these dogs are very affectionate and don’t like being on their own, so they happily tolerate the company of children, even when they’re heavy-handed. In addition to their calm and completely unaggressive nature, these dogs are intelligent and easy to train.

Saint Bernard

Despite their large size, these dogs are extremely calm and patient. This makes them ideal for small children, who at times can be overbearing when playing with their pets. They are noble and affectionate and stay calm in all situations. For all these reasons, they’re considered to be one of the best “nanny dogs”.

German Shepherd

This is one of the most popular dog breeds for many reasons: they’re highly intelligent, loyal, protective and, in general, make the perfect companion. This is particularly evident when they live with children, whom they’ll want to play with and will show even more affectionate towards. These dogs are obedient and easy to train.

In a nutshell, these 5 dog breeds are ideal for children and have all the necessary characteristics to become their best friends. But let’s not forget they are still animals that need a great deal of time and commitment. Looking after them, showing them the same affection they give us … all this installs positive values in children.

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